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Welcome progress has been made since the late Bill Wassmuth first stood up to bigotry and hatred in northern Idaho. But the need for human rights education grows with every new generation of Idaho children. Today’s headlines only remind us there’s much more to be done.
Do you know what I love best about the Wassmuth Center (besides the people involved of course)? The Wassmuth Center comes up with specific ways to change our world and impact lives, and then actually puts them into practice. It's similar in a way to the many people who say they want to write a novel, but only a few ever write one. Most people do want to change the world. We just need more individuals to actually go out to do the work. The Wassmuth Center transforms ideas into action. Thank you for all the work you do.
Thank you again so much for spending the morning with us at Boise High and for all the work you are doing to make an actionable difference in our community. You are an inspiration to me to be more self aware, work harder, and commit to more action.``
During the early 1970s to the mid-1990s, white supremacists—under the umbrella of the Aryan Nation and Reverend Richard Butler, Minister of the Church of Jesus Christ Christian—sought to create an all-white homeland in north Idaho. Untold numbers of white nationalists, Holocaust deniers, white supremacists, neo-Nazis, and far-right Christians gravitated from all over the US to Hayden Lake, Coeur d’Alene, and eastern Washington.
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Dedication / Ribbon cutting
Join us in the Idaho Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial for the dedication of the Marilyn Shuler Classroom for Human Rights.
Thursday, September 20, 2018, 11:45 a.m. – 12:00 program, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. open house.
15th annual Change Your World Celebration
Continue the “party” at the Center’s signature fundraiser in the Riverside Hotel Ballroom, Friday, September 21, 2018, 5:30 – 9:30 p.m. with a reception, music, silent and live auction, dinner, and program with featured educator Greg Forbes Siegman, author of The Silhouette Man.